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Old 06-15-2008, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Check those trailer lights

I got to se those flashing blue lights aiming right at me for the first time last week. No ticket, not even a warning, just a "Can i see your Licence, insurance, and registration please?" and after that he just said "I pulled you over because your trailer lights are out, get 'em fixed and have a nice day" Went as well as getting pulled over could i guess.

Wake up call for me, figrued i should warn some of you guys.

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I always make sure trailer lights are working. Guess I'm just paranoid about it. I will use friends trailer's that are jacked up and end up rewiring them most of the time just so the lights work.

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There is no excuse for trailer lights not to be working. That should be part of the pre-trip check to ensure that they are working. I see it way to often that trailer lights aren't working and I blame the driver for not checking before he leaves. When I talk not working I mean none of them are working. Turn signals, break or running lights. I know what you are thinking, that he forgot to hook them up but on passing them I see the cable is plugged in. I try to inform them when I pass, but I have yet to see anyone pull over and take a look. I would not tow a trailer that the lights were not working on unless it was to the shop to get fixed and then there would be a sign stating that the lights did not work to warn other drivers.
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Just this week alone i have been asked to tow many things for friends. boats (4) trailors (3) and i always ask " does it have a up to date plate and do the lights work" ? i get a yes and i go to help. guess what? ALL of them eather did not have a plate or the wiring was a mess so i tell them to fix the problem and call me back...........still no calls
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Every time I hook up check brakes / breakaway system & lights on trailer. I will not haul other peoples trailers unless everything above is working properly. anytime I stop I check trailer lights as well.
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Every time I tow I check before I start towing and I check everytime I stop. I it only takes a second and it gives me peace of mind.
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Lights, brakes, safety chains, etc. are all part of a common sense pre-trip checklist. Sounds so basic, but I too know many that just hitch up and hit the road. I think that should be an automatic ticket and a steep one, no excuses. It is unsafe and completely unnecessary risk.
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I made a sharp turn and the best i can figure is that it pulled the wire out, i know they worked when i left. I always check lights, brakes, chains, straps etc....

And then the one time it falls out
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I got to se those flashing blue lights aiming right at me for the first time last week. No ticket, not even a warning, just a "Can i see your Licence, insurance, and registration please?" and after that he just said "I pulled you over because your trailer lights are out, get 'em fixed and have a nice day" Went as well as getting pulled over could i guess.

Wake up call for me, figrued i should warn some of you guys.

You got off from a ticket that could have gotten the state of MI some stupid expensive fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow congrats.
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There is no excuse for trailer lights not to be working. That should be part of the pre-trip check to ensure that they are working. I see it way to often that trailer lights aren't working and I blame the driver for not checking before he leaves. When I talk not working I mean none of them are working. Turn signals, break or running lights. I know what you are thinking, that he forgot to hook them up but on passing them I see the cable is plugged in. I try to inform them when I pass, but I have yet to see anyone pull over and take a look. I would not tow a trailer that the lights were not working on unless it was to the shop to get fixed and then there would be a sign stating that the lights did not work to warn other drivers.

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